Gordon Smith

Professional Details

Name Gordon Smith
Grade Senior
Rate* $495 per hour (incl. GST)
ABN 87 105 468 846
Registration 80
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Gordon is a barrister and solicitor, arbitrator and adjudicator. He has practised in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and was a partner in the arbitration and construction law practices in international law firms in Singapore and Hong Kong until 2012. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Gordon practised for 12 years as a consultant civil/structural engineer and project manager in Australia and New Zealand in the design and construction of mining, oil and gas, and hydro-electric projects.

He is also an adjudicator under the Western Australia Construction Contracts Act 2004 and Northern Territory Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004. He has adjudicated numerous adjudications of up to $85m in value on range of projects, including oil and gas, pipelines, power, electrical, fit-out, and commercial buildings.

He is an experienced international arbitrator and arbitration counsel, and is regularly appointed as arbitrator on complex construction disputes. He is listed on a number of arbitral institutional panels, including SIAC, HKIAC, AIAC, LCIA, and the CIArb Presidential Panel. He is also a Chartered Arbitrator and Grade 1 arbitrator accredited by the Resolution Institute.


  • LLB (First Class Honours), BE (Civil), MBA, FIEAust, CPEng (Ret), FCIArb, CArb, FSIArb, MIAB, AIAMA
  • Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of Australia
  • Registered Adjudicator (WA, NSW, Vic and NT)


Email gsmith@adjudicate.com.au
Phone 1300 760 297
Fax 1300 760 220
Address Level 28, AMP Tower, 140 St Georges Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
A more comprehensive CV is available by emailing gsmith@adjudicate.com.au
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